01 City Portrait Flensburg Flensburg total, shot back. Narrow road to the water. Small houses and modern buildings. Session of the City Council with the participation of the Danish city councils. Shopping street. Danish restaurant. Danish shops. People get off bus. Shopping in supermarket by cross-border workers. Man puts two wine bottles in shopping cart. Crowds at the store. Editorial staff of the Danish newspaper Flensborg Avis. Danish gymnasium. Children's faces, great. Det Lille Teater. Sample a group of children play. Pan across the city.
(77 m) 02 25 years Bundeswehr maneuver of the Bundeswehr. Tank runs out of water with raised gun and uses agile. International maneuver observers, among them Eastern military. Helicopter flies. Aerial view of the inner German border between the power block of West and East. NATO flags. Schmidt and Genscher as participants in NATO Conference. NATO exercise. Soldiers gun. Parachute jumper. Ceremony of the British parachute jump badge in southern England. Bundeswehr in use as helpers in the earthquake disaster. Replacement service-providing care for disabled children and sick people. Soldiers at sport. Members of the Bundeswehr in City Council with political commitment. Soldiers wait for tanks. Naval vessels. Tank. Launch of Star fighter At night with jets fire. Note: Part of archive material!
(80 m) 03 painter Ernst Ludwig Kirchner portrait, signature. Exhibition of his expressionist paintings with motifs from the life of the city. Colourful painting, with expressive faces, not without melancholy. Intermediate cuts by image viewers. Man with glasses, screen-filling. Blonde young woman, great. Young couple in lively discussion. Two paintings of the later period. Image from Berlin with Brandenburg Gate. Frankfurt Cathedral, Swiss mountains.
(41 m) 4th beer University Weihenstephan on base rests, large stone lion. Technical University of Munich - branch. Treatise on portal of the former monastery Weihenstephan. Paintings of the monastery around the turn of the Millennium. 1865: The first brewing school building. Students today in the lecture hall for lessons, among them foreign students. Rooms of the connected state brewery, the oldest brewery in the world. BREW kettles. Sample is taken. The basic fabric of beer: Water, barley, hops, malt and yeast. Student in experimental brewery and laboratory reagents in teaching of Microbiology, nutrition science. Pouring and tasting of beer samples.
(62 m) 5th Bonn celebrates Beethoven Beethoven bust behind trees carried, how moving away and car notes. Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in d minor. Orchestra plays and sings the chorus: "Joy of schöner Götterfunken". Program of the Beethoven Festival 1980 with stylized torch. Beethoven's birthplace with paintings, manuscripts, notes, piano, furniture. Conductor with choir and Orchestra. Beethoven monument in settings and big church tower in evening darkness. (68 m) 06 German gliding Championship in Bavaria (hang glider) hang gliders kill bracket belt. Start in running over a narrow Board and jump into the abyss. Sliding by hang glider over mountains and lakes. Taxes by shifting your weight. Spectators at the landing site look up. Spot landing after flight. Kite flying in the sky. Hang gliders landing on the sidelines.
01 Flensburg Flensburg on the Baltic Sea, the northernmost town of the Federal Republic of Germany. The location of the border to Denmark has marked its 800th history and even today the cultural and political life. A strong Danish minority lives here in peaceful neighborhood with the German majority. The Danes occupy 20 percent of the seats in the City Council. In the parliamentary forces them To give the rash often.
Flensburg was ruled for centuries by Danish German ruling houses. in 1867, it fell to Prussia and then to the German Reich. The Danish names show the visitors that he is staying in a bilingual city.
Shopping trips are popular with the population in the border regions of Denmark to Flensburg. Here she buys mainly such goods, what - as high sales taxes on liquor and cigarettes - in Denmark. "Flensborg avis", the mouthpiece of the Flensburg of Danes who have German nationality, but culturally feel belonging to Denmark. Not only political special rights granted to them, so that they ansreichend to represent their interests, but they were also all opportunities to preserve their cultural independence. The Danish schools, underneath a gymnasium, prove that, but also many clubs, libraries and their colorful music and theatre life.
In the "small theatre" the Danes be held out and even ensembles from Denmark. But mostly practice and play their own amateur groups. You sampled Flensburger Danes just a piece for their children at Christmas time.
Danes and Germans live in Flensburg not side by side, sondernmiteinander. Flensburg is Brlicke between Germany and Scandinavia and the symbol for the upper winds by borders between EU countries.
02. 25 years Bundeswehr international military observers, also from the Eastern bloc, are often guests when the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Germany hold maneuvers. The Bundeswehr was founded 25 years ago, as a response of the West on the politics of the Soviet Union. The border between East and West runs through the middle of Germany. Here, the two military blocs facing each. The Federal Republic was looking for and found shelter in the Western defense Alliance NATO. As a single Member State, she mandated their forces of the command of NATO. Today it belongs to the mainstays of Western defence in Europe. The Bonn Government is significantly involved in political decision-making in the Alliance.
The military cooperation with fourteen allies has played a. Some NATO countries have stationed troops in Germany, others send their troops to hold joint exercises here. The defense of the armed forces is highly classified by NATO. At NATO's internal competitions, the Bundeswehr soldiers occupy mostly front places - like here on the acquisition of the British parachutist badge in South-West England.
The only real thing for the armed forces has been their use in natural disasters. After earthquakes in Italy, Morocco and Turkey, their soldiers helped to save lives and to alleviate the worst suffering. As a single country in the world, the Federal Republic has recorded in its Constitution the right to conscientious objection. Who denied the service on the weapon of conscience, must make a civilian alternative service, usually in charitable and social institutions.
The conscripts is regarded as "Citizens in uniform". A military officer by the Parliament wakes up above his civil rights. Political engagement is desired. In many locations of the Bundeswehr there are Soladten working in their spare time in city councils and municipal parliaments. You help in their own way, to integrate the Bundeswehr in the society.
The Federal Republic defense policy faces same problems as other States. She is still attempting to exert their influence in the Alliance and in international bodies, to reach an arms control and disarmament.
03. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. He would have been 100 years old this year. He has No more experienced its glory as a leading representative of German expressionism. Exhibitions in Germany and Europe showed loans of many international museums this year. Kirchner's main theme has long been the big-city life. In glowing terms and with moving brush strokes he noted what he called the "tension" of the modern world.
Later Kirchner of form and color language of Picasso approached: the image design specific simple solid, linear tangles. His principle of art, to implement the world that surrounded him, in colored hieroglyphics remained unchanged in alien time periods. The human face was his preferred design group portraits, urban and landscape views.
An image was an independent organism besides the nature for Kirchner. With her he dealt in his last years, in the Swiss Alps, where he retired in 1938, terminally ill, from life.
04. beer University of Weihenstephan in Bavaria - where else - is Germany's oldest beer University: Weihenstephan. The former monastery, now a branch of the Technical University of Munich, has helped considerably, to carry the reputation of German beer in the world. At the turn of the Millennium, monks brewed their first beer here. the first brewing school moved in 1865.
The mysterious art of yore has become a science. Any beer drinker knows that the coveted foam flower of fresh draught drink depends on the structure of the protein in the beer. Of the 300 students in Weihenstephan comes a quarter from abroad. Her study lasts four semesters. -She produced since the year 1040, and is the oldest brewery in the world - the students use the connected state Brewery as a kind of counter control for what they have learned in their small experimental brewery and in the laboratories. The precursors of the German beer are stipulated since 1516: water, barley, hops, malt and yeast.
This legal purity includes chemical or other additives from. In spite of a few ingredients, brewing beer is complicated. Wort of rest of, alcohol and hops content, color and proportion of carbon dioxide must be to create a tasty drink. Therefore, the students are trained not only in Brewery technology, but also in microbiology, nutrition science, and even in data processing.
Only 25 percent of the students learn the difficult art of making simple beer. The other To give up before graduating. Whoever succeeds, is being courted as a certified brewing technician from Weihenstephan beer breweries throughout the world.
05. Bonn celebrates Beethoven a stylized torch symbolizes the desire for freedom of the composer, the capital looks at their Cé son. The annually held Beethoven Festival celebrates the great musician, who was born in Bonn in 210 years ago.
Birthplace: here Beethoven has spent the first 21 years of his life and his first compositions, piano trios and sonatas, written. The House to its original State was moved back 10 years ago. The here presented documents, manuscripts, original scores and instruments of Beethoven attract annually over one hundred thousand visitors.
Beethoven represents the new type of musician of the independent, bound by any Office or position, freelance artist in music history. The world owes him immortal music.
06. Hang gliding flying with gliders, fascinating ever and now even safer. At least in the Federal Republic. For 2 years, a parachute is prescribed for the 8,000 German kite flyers. Since then, the number of fatal accidents decreased at 5-6 in the year. After the last check-up: Fear seconds before the start. Even experienced pilots are not free. Running into the abyss - so they say - it consumes his courage. But then, after the first meters free floating, all fear is gone.
Of the 1,700-metre Tegelberg in the flight across the Alps. Kite flyers from five countries had come to the first European Championship in the hanggliding. Out of competition paraglider pilots from Australia, Haiti, and the United States flew, lured by the mountain panorama of Bavaria.
The hang-glider controls his device of just by shifting your weight. Since the hang gliders came at the end of the 1960s as a waste product of American space travel on the market, he improved All the time. Today, he is safe and mature. So-called flap falls are now closed, and even from a crashed plane the glider is by itself again.
Spot landing and buoys - XC: for hang gliders was found similar rules as for other Fluggerate. And again: not the victory is the reward, but the flight experience.